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Getting Ready for the Day - Anticipating Supper!

Blog: Bountiful Blessings Farm Produce   -   Wednesday February 08, 2012   -   By Jeff

This morning I am heading out to pick up a load of wood and some cement blocks. A friend of mine is cleaning up some of his property and has to get rid of some things. I should be able to use the wood around the farm for upcoming projects. The cement blocks...

New Potatoes

Blog: F.A. Farm   -   Sunday June 07, 2009   -   By Walter

We had our first new potatoes for supper last night, June 6th! This was a week earlier than last year, when the first potato arrived on our plates on June 12th. Our Red Thumb fingerlings had just started to flower, so I thought I would "tickle out"...

French and Red Thumb Fingerlings

Blog: F.A. Farm   -   Sunday May 03, 2009   -   By Walter

Last night we got some rain, which we needed for germination. This morning, I noticed my French fingerlings are up. They were planted on April 11th and are a 65 day potato. I am tres pleased. My Red Thumb fingerlings have been up for some time (planted April...


Potato Experiment

Blog: F.A. Farm   -   Tuesday April 28, 2009   -   By Walter

Back in 2006, I did a Ruth Stout-type potato experiment that worked quite well. [Ruth Stout was a cheery old gardener from New Jersey who developed a permanent mulch method. Her books are fun to read.] I got some extra potatoes from another farmer, laid them...

Economies of Small Scale

Blog: F.A. Farm   -   Friday February 13, 2009   -   By Walter

Modern agriculture is oriented towards economies of scale. This is usually presented as a one-way street - get big or get out. However, there is a flawed assumption here that needs to be addressed. Economies of scale are based on a price per unit...

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